WHO WE ARE

 
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NewU Physio is a physiotherapy, TCM acupuncture and rehabilitation clinic owned and operated by Julie Bossé located in Orléans. Our mission is to exceed the client experience in an ethical, professional and compassionate manner.  Our goal is to help clients improve their health, to achieve and maintain the highest standard of living available to them. Our promise is to:

  • Offer an environment of support in regard to your health concerns.

  • Provide high quality care in a one on one setting in private treatment rooms.

  • Be a clinic of choice for physicians, specialists and health professionals to refer their patients.

  • Be a clinic of choice for our patients to refer their family and friends.

  • Provide assessment and treatment according to patient's needs.

  • Provide the proper referral to other health professionals when required.

  • Provide physiotherapy services and education to the Orléans area and surrounding suburbs.

  • Promote and encourage the pursuit of knowledge and enhanced clinical skills through learning.

  • Promote teamwork amongst physiotherapists and within the multidisciplinary setting.
     

The clinic is located in a multidisciplinary setting sharing the clinical space with Echo Audiology. 

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Meet The Team

 
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Julie Bossé

Owner and lead Physiotherapist

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Isabelle Proulx

Physiotherapist,
Certified Vestibular Therapist,
Facial Neuromuscular Therapist

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Stephanie Dickens

Dental Hygienist

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Health Professional

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Hannah Lohnes

Acupuncturist

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Physiotherapist, Certified MDT 

Charles Pépin

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Nadine Laurin

Physiotherapist

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Physiotherapist

Janette Jean

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Catherine Lamarche

Medical Receptionist

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Linda Gaudreau

Medical Receptionist

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Courtney Obedi

Office Manager

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Medical Receptionist

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Maya Ouellet

Medical Receptionist

Julie Bossé – Owner/Lead Physiotherapist

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Born and raised in Orléans, Julie was a competitive ringette player throughout her youth, attending Nationals 6 times, and enjoyed various sports: tennis, volleyball, soccer, hockey, etc. She now enjoys running half marathons and varies her physical activity (yoga, Pilates, weight training, HIIT) to keep things interesting.

Julie Bossé graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa in 2006 with a Bachelor of sciences in physiotherapy. She was the recipient of the prestigious Rector's scholarship throughout her studies. She also won the Sheila Muir Webb Memorial Book Prize for the highest performance in clinical affiliations of the 4th year program and the Ottawa University Silver Medal for the second-highest standing in the Physiotherapy program. She worked as a physiotherapist in the Orléans area for about four years (sports and orthopaedics) before shifting her focus to two other areas of expertise: the head, neck and jaw and vestibular rehabilitation.  At that time, she moved to the Head, Neck and Jaw Physiotherapy clinic to further her skills and knowledge in that area for the past 9 years. Being native from Orléans, Julie decided to open her own physiotherapy clinic in 2019 in a multidisciplinary setting with the goal of providing quality care to the Orléans area population and its suburbs.

Clinically speaking, Julie has always been a very driven and compassionate physiotherapist. She has completed extensive training over the years in various domains: Vestibular Rehabilitation, TMJ Disorders, Concussions, Dentistry, Cranial Osteopathy, Cranial Nerves Neurodynamics, Butler Neurodynamics, Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Prevention of Running Injuries, etc. She also completed her Certificate (level 1) in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation Institute of Canada. In 2017, she completed her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy: Level 3 Upper Quadrant and will be looking to pursue her training in this field in the coming years. Recently, Julie was an assistant teacher in 2 laboratory sessions, and she hopes to continue accumulating more teaching experience over the next few years.

Simply put, Julie has a hands-on approach and tailors each treatment to her individual patient's needs. She strives to empower each patient to help them reach their goals.

Julie offers bilingual services (Français, English)

Proud member of:

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Ontario Physiotherapy Association

Acupuncture Canada

 

Hannah Lohnes – Acupuncturist

 
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Hannah grew up in a small town in Nova Scotia. This is where her love for the outside and adventure started. She spent her younger years camping with family, enjoying the beaches, and playing team sports throughout her school years. In 2009, she moved to Ottawa to begin her next adventure.

 

After graduating from the University of Ottawa with an Honors Bachelor in Health Sciences, she went on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture at the International Academy of Health Education. Upon graduating, Hannah was the recipient of the award for Excellence in Clinical Practice.

 

In her clinical practice, Hannah has treated a wide variety of conditions and concerns. One of her greatest joys is helping people improve their overall health and well-being by treating the root of their problems. She helps people of all ages in reducing pain, minimizing their illness, and maximizing their health. Some areas of special interest include pain management, hormone imbalances and women’s health, and stress and anxiety.

 

Outside of practicing acupuncture in a clinical setting, Hannah enjoys teaching at the International Academy of Health Education. She has taught several acupuncture and health care practitioner courses and spent time supervising student clinics.

 

Hannah truly believes in holistic healing and treating each individual in a unique way. The ultimate goal is not just to make sure people feel better now, but to make sure they continue to feel well and healthy for years to come. 

 

Hannah offers services in English.

 

Proud member of:

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario

Traditional Chinese Medicine Ontario Association  

Nadine Laurin – Physiotherapist

 
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Nadine has always been a sports enthusiast. As a matter of fact, she was a member of the Canadian national high jump athletics team during her youth. She was also passionate about volleyball and still plays to this day whether indoor or outdoor while regularly training to stay fit.

 

Nadine obtained her Bachelors of science in physiotherapy with the Magna Cum Laude mention at the University of Ottawa in 1999. Since then, she has practiced in various sports and orthopaedics clinical settings including victims of motor vehicle accidents and work-related injuries. In the past 5 years, she has also focused on deepening her understanding of the head, neck and jaw and vestibular rehabilitation. Nadine is excited to now be a part of NewU Physio’s unique mentoring program to further her clinical knowledge and skills with a focus on cranio-cervical and temporomandibular joint rehabilitation as well as vestibular rehabilitation.

 

As a therapist, Nadine combines excellent manual skills with extensive clinical experience. Her kindness and drive to help others makes Nadine a sought-after physiotherapist that is much appreciated by her patients. Over the years, Nadine has taken several continued education courses with instructors from around the world. To only name a few, she has trained in manual therapy (E3, V3), myofascial release, Sahrmann, Lynn Watson shoulder rehabilitation, and sport rehabilitation including: Athletic Movement Retraining and Conditioning and Personal Training Specialist Certification. Furthermore, she has taken courses in craniosacral therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and temporomandibular joint rehabilitation.

 

In summary, Nadine is a physiotherapist with a predominantly hands-on approach. She strives to provide quality individualized care to maximize the health and function of her patients.

 

Nadine offers bilingual services (Français, English).

 

Proud member of:

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Ontario Physiotherapy Association

Isabelle Proulx – Physiotherapist, Certified Vestibular Therapist Facial, Neuromuscular Therapist

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Born and raised in Orléans, Isabelle speaks French and English fluently and is currently learning how to speak Italian. She was a high-level competitive dancer throughout her youth and continues to practice this passion during her spare time. She also enjoys running, cycling, yoga and horse-back riding.

 

Isabelle Proulx graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Master of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy in 2015. Prior to this, she completed an Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Isabelle’s passion and current practice is primarily focused on Concussion, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Tinnitus, Bell’s Palsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Headaches & Migraines, Neck and TMD. She received her vestibular therapist certification in 2017, completing a specialized course through the Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has additionally taken multiple advanced continued education and intensive training courses with focuses on Neuromuscular Facial Rehabilitation, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation, Barnes Myofascial Release techniques, and complex orthopaedic cervical injuries. 

 

Isabelle is very passionate about her clinical work but also enjoys sharing her knowledge with the next generation of physiotherapists. She is a clinical instructor for multiple neurology practical labs, in the physiotherapy/rehabilitation department at the University of Ottawa. She also teaches vestibular courses to health professionals including physiotherapists.

 

Isabelle believes movement is key to a healthy and happy lifestyle. She applies this concept to all her personalized hands-on treatments and aspires to provide each patient with the tools to achieve their rehabilitation goals!

 

Isabelle offers bilingual services (Français, English).

 

Proud member of:

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Ontario Physiotherapy Association

Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada

Vestibular Disorders Association

 

Charles Pépin - Physiotherapist, Certified MDT

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Charles was born and raised in Iroquois Falls located in Northeastern Ontario. At the age of 13, Charles obtained his Chief Scout award. This meant a great deal to him as his father was a longtime Scoutmaster and Gillwellian. Charles strongly believes that we should all ‘leave every campsite better than we found it’. These childhood experiences instilled fundamental values in Charles as he grew up, which led family, outdoor activities, and food to be what he believes nourishes his soul. He has always considered himself to be an athlete primarily focusing on judo, a modern Japanese martial art and volleyball. He was also a competitive volleyball coach for 10 years. 

 

While studying at the Ottawa University in Kinanthropology, Charles worked with various Gee Gees teams, to eventually become the lead trainer for the men’s basketball team. These athletic experiences led Charles to pursue a path in physiotherapy for which he completed his degree at the University of Dalhousie in Halifax. After university, Charles and his wife Charlotte first moved to the East Coast, then to Sault-Ste-Marie to finally establish themselves in North Bay. Charles stayed in North Bay for 25 years and raised his three children while co-owning a physiotherapy clinic, Gateway Physiotherapy Centre, until February of 2021. When the practice closed, Charles and Charlotte moved back to the Ottawa to be closer to their children and 3 grandchildren, coming full circle, as this is where he met Charlotte, the love of his live while at University.

 

Charles is a certified fitness instructor and as a physiotherapist, his focus and passion has always been on treating sports & orthopaedic conditions. He has extensive training in a multitude of post-graduate courses such as: manual therapy, dry needling, Mulligan techniques, shoulder and knee courses and whiplash to only name a few. Furthermore, Charles is well versed in the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) which is an internationally researched and acclaimed system of assessment and management for spinal and extremity musculoskeletal disorders and holds the title of a Certified Mackenzie Therapist.

 

Charles is very passionate about working with others and focuses on using a manual approach to physical therapy. He also uses dry needling and feels an extensive use of an at home exercise program helps empower his patients. Charles prides himself as being a good listener and empathetic towards others.

 

Charles offers bilingual services (Français, English) 

 

Proud member of: 

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario 

Canadian Physiotherapy Association 

Ontario Physiotherapy Association 

McKenzie Institute Canada (Cert MDT) 

 

Janette Jean - Physiotherapist

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Janette grew up in a rural village in the Madawaska Valley. As a young girl, she suffered a fracture and her doctor encouraged her to rehab her own injury due to limited physiotherapists in the area. This is when her desire to become a physiotherapist emerged! From then on, she knew she wanted to be a healthcare provider. Personally, Janette has an appreciation for the outdoors. She loves spending her time with her husband and children running, hiking, and kayaking.

 

Janette graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Western Ontario in 2010 with a Master’s of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, specializing in Fitness from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA (2008). At Liberty University she won the Kinesiology Student of the Year Award for academic excellence and leadership. At Western she received the Leslie Bisbee Award and the St. Joseph’s Clinical Award for respect, excellence, and compassion. During her education at Western, she had the opportunity to conduct a physiotherapy placement through Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

Since graduation in 2010 Janette completed her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy: Level III Upper and Lower Quadrant in 2013 while being mentored under nationally renowned physiotherapists. She has also completed the Fowler-Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic Shoulder Stabilization Workshop, Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling Level 1, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion Rehabilitation Level 1 and 2, Shift Concussion Management Level 1, Craniosacral Therapy, and Piston Science: Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor for Adult Populations and is currently obtaining her Shift Concussion Management Level 2. In January 2016 she successfully completed The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy National Exam and is a licensed Physical Therapist in Connecticut, USA. In 2018 she had the privilege of being a content contributor/co-writer for an online national physiotherapy competency study module and exam.

 

Janette has worked with various athletes and individuals of all ages in Ottawa and in the USA. Her volunteer experience includes physiotherapy coverage for the 2010 BMO Skate Canada Championships, and sideline/medical assistance for local football and competitive soccer teams.


Janette believes that every individual injury and case is unique and she is very keen to try and find the main reason for each injury. She is very dedicated and listens to each person’s story and is focused on developing an individualized plan of care based on each person’s goals and needs. Janette provides the hands-on treatment that is needed along with giving the tools, through exercise and education, for individuals to successfully manage their symptoms and return to a functional level of recovery.


Janette offers services in English.

 

 

Proud member of:

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Ontario Physiotherapy Association

State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

 

Stephanie Dickens – Dental Hygienist

 
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Stephanie has lived in Ottawa her entire life. She loves discovering it more each year. Outside of patient care, Stephanie’s interests include exploring sports, food, travel, and books with her young family. 

Stephanie found her calling in health care as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the Algonquin College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2011 with Honors. She has had the opportunity to continue her learning throughout her career with focuses on preventive therapies including facial development and myofunctional therapy. 

Stephanie was inspired when she learned about myofunctional therapy and the positive impact it has on oral and overall health. She has completed several courses and seminars on myofunctional therapy and has treated patients with myofascial issues since 2015. What draws her to helping others is how she has seen this type of therapy provide proactive benefits in so many ways. 

Stephanie is excited about sharing her knowledge to best help patients in a multi-disciplinary team setting. Her enthusiasm, passion and emphasis on personalized care helps patients determine and achieve their goals. 

Stephanie offers services in English. 

Stephanie is a proud member of: 

The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry

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Offers bilingual services (Français, English)

Courtney Obedi - Office Manager

 
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Born and raised in Orléans, family has always been of great importance to Courtney. Indeed, her and her family were very close and shared many wonderful childhood memories together. She now has the privilege of raising a family of her own in her hometown. Courtney and her husband have three children and enjoy spending time outside whether it is going for bike rides, walks or playing at the park. They love cottage vacations and travelling to Antigua. Life can be very busy with three kids in extra curricular activities, but she would not have it any other way! In her spare time, Courtney enjoys finding new recipes to cook and reading novels, especially psychological thrillers.
 

After Courtney graduated from Carleton University with a B.A. in Psychology, she continued her education and attended Algonquin College, where she graduated on the Dean’s Honor Roll from the Intensive Early Childhood Education Program. Courtney has worked in childcare for 15 years with children ranging from 15 months to 12 years of age. Teaching requires a lot of planning, organization, communication, respect, understanding, patience, compassion, flexibility and a willingness to be a part of a team. These are all skills and qualities that have helped shape Courtney into the person she is today.

During her years of service as an early childhood educator, Courtney was a Team Leader. In her leadership role, she was known for her willingness to support her team, her easy-going personality and her ability to wear a smile through any situation. Throughout her professional career, Courtney discovered her love for helping others and made it one of her goals to make a difference in someone’s life. She cherishes the people she got to know, the relationships she made with others in the community and has always valued the rapport she developed with the families that entered her workplace. Courtney believes that these experiences have prepared her to be a great leader in customer service. She is dedicated to continue connecting with existing clients and excited to create new relationships with patients joining the NewU Physio family. Courtney looks forward to serving NewU Physio’s clientele to the best of her abilities.

Courtney offers bilingual services (Français, English)

Linda Gaudreau - Medical Receptionist

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Born and raised on the South Shore of Montreal, Linda has forty years’ experience as an administrative and judicial assistant, and she has recently retired from the Public Service of Canada. Linda is looking for a new challenge and is excited to join our team as a part-time Medical Receptionist.

 

Family is very important to Linda.  She values her time spent with them and the memories she has created.  Linda and her husband met in 1983 and were married a few years later.  They have two small dogs and a bird, whom they love very much!

 

One of Linda’s favorite things to do is travel to different places around the world and experience new cultures!  She has been to Europe, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. Some of her favorite pass times include, baking desserts, swimming, and taking long walks.
 

Linda believes in always placing patient’s needs first and strives to make customer care her priority.  Through her years of dedication working for the Public Service of Canada, Linda learnt the importance of flexibility and communication with others.  Linda looks forward to meeting new people and serving NewU Physio’s clientele to the best of her abilities.

 

Linda offers bilingual services (français and English) 

 

Catherine Lamarche - Medical Receptionist

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Born and raised in Navan, Catherine always puts her family first. She has been a competitive hockey goaltender since the age of 9, right here in Gloucester-Cumberland. Catherine always pushes herself to be better in her sport through running, kickboxing, weight training, and more. When she isn’t at the rink, you will find her skiing or on the boat with her family and friends. 

 

Catherine will be graduating in June of 2022 from l'École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges and will be pursuing her studies in Psychology at the University of Ottawa in September 2022. Her dream is to be able to work as a sport psychologist to help better the mental aspect of sports. 

 

Catherine believes in patient-centered services. She loves to help others by making sure patients have appointments that best suit their needs. She has learned the importance of communication throughout other employments, but mostly while being a medical receptionist. Catherine is always happy to meet new people and to learn more about them. She looks forward to helping NewU Physio’s clientele to the best of her ability. 

 

Catherine offers bilingual services (Français, English).

 

Maya Ouellet - Medical Receptionist

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Born and raised in Austin Texas, Maya moved to Canada in 2007 and has lived in Ottawa ever since.  She spent most of her youth developing her athletic skills as a competitive gymnast.  Because of her interpersonal skills, her level of organization, her experience and her passion for sports, Maya now enjoys coaching younger gymnasts at a competitive level.  She is also dedicated and passionate in helping Down’s Syndrome athletes train to compete in gymnastics with the Special Olympics.

Maya is currently enrolled in the Human Kinetics program at the University of Ottawa and plans to further her education and complete a master’s degree in Physiotherapy. Because of her dedication and involvement in competitive gymnastics, Maya often had to see physiotherapists to help with many injuries.  Through these experiences, Maya developed a passion to help others and a drive to one day become a physiotherapist herself.  According to Maya, attention to detail, the importance of cooperation, the ability to tailor exercises to complement all individuals, and the skills to provide advice when times are tough, are all important qualities a physiotherapist should have.

 

Maya is very passionate about working with others in the medical field and wants every patient to feel welcomed and taken care of, as she has been. With her infectious smile, she makes sure that each patient has a favorable experience and a positive attitude towards their rehabilitation. She loves making new acquaintances and working as a team to provide quality services.


 

Maya offers services in French and English.

 

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Offers bilingual services (Français, English)